Words – Dave Tibbles / Photographs – Haydn Wyatt
This year’s eighth and final round of the 2023 F.S.R.A. / 1st Call Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship will be at this coming weekend’s Wirral 100 club’s Anglesey Grand meeting on the 23rd and 24th of September. There are still top championship placings to be decided in both F1 and F2 classes. The only unchallengeable team is this year’s F1 class winners who were crowned at Cadwell Park three weeks ago: congratulations to Gary Fairhurst and Billy Williams on their Windle ZZR9R. This year they have finished all twenty-five races with twenty-three wins. Battling for the remaining top three championship places in the F1 class will be: Mark Burns / Steven Winfrow (1000 LCR Yamaha) and the big 1100cc Suzukis of John Stevenson / Amanda Mason and George McMahon / Mick Ranson.
The F2 class is currently led by Derek Salleh (600 Ireson Yamaha) with the championship’s youngest passenger Jack Fairhurst, celebrating his eighteenth birthday over the weekend. Chasing Derek and Jack are the two novice F2 teams of Steve Woolcott / Tom Saville (600 Honda) and the father and son team Geoff & Sam Knight (Yamaha). With four races and a possible one hundred points up for grabs, all teams will be doing their sums. Who will be collecting this year’s top three championship trophies at the F.S.R.A. annual A.G.M. and Dinner Dance presentation on the 18th of November?
Thanks to all who have supported and made this year’s Pre-Injection championship one of the best; and we are looking forward to next year already. Anyone interested in being a part of our championship or thinking of having ago at sidecar racing contact Dave Tibbles 07740098550.